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Statement by President Donald Tusk following the terrorist attacks in Brussels

European Council
  • 22/03/2016
  • 10:55
  • Statements and remarks
  • 152/16
  • Justice
  • Home Affairs
  • Foreign affairs & international relations
22/03/2016
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I am appalled by the bombings this morning at Zaventem airport and the European district in Brussels which have cost several innocent lives and injured many others. 

I extend my sincerest sympathies to the relatives and friends of the victims. These attacks mark another low by the terrorists in the service of hatred and violence. 

The European institutions are hosted in Brussels thanks to the generosity of Belgium's government and its people. The European Union returns this solidarity now and will fulfill its role to help Brussels, Belgium and Europe as a whole counter the terror threat which we are all facing.